Studies confirming the positive results of the NYUCI

Over 30 years of research at NYU has proven that spouse-caregivers participating in the 6-session NYU Caregiver Intervention were able to delay placement of their family member into a nursing home by an average of 1.5 years, while also decreases their own levels of depression. As a result of these and many other research studies, the NYU Caregiver Intervention is recognized nationally and internationally.

If you would like to read any of the actual research study articles, please see below.


  1. Mittelman, M. S., Ferris, S. H., Steinberg, G., Shulman, E., Mackell, J. A., Ambinder, A., & Cohen, J. (1993). An intervention that delays institutionalization of Alzheimer's disease patients: treatment of spouse-caregivers. The Gerontologist33(6), 730-740.

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  1. Mittelman, M. S., Ferris, S. H., Shulman, E., Steinberg, G., Ambinder, A., Mackell, J. A., & Cohen, J. (1995). A comprehensive support program: effect on depression in spouse-caregivers of AD patients. The Gerontologist35(6), 792-802.

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  1. Mittelman, M. S., Ferris, S. H., Shulman, E., Steinberg, G., & Levin, B. (1996). A family intervention to delay nursing home placement of patients with Alzheimer disease: a randomized controlled trial. Jama276(21), 1725-1731.

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